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Robert Hamerling (1830–1889)

Hamerling, Robert (hä’mer-ling). An Austrian poet of high and enduring place; born in Kirchberg-am-Walde, March 24, 1830; died at Gratz, July 13, 1889. His greatest work is ‘Ahasuerus in Rome’ (1866), a vivid epic of Nero’s time and the dying paganism. The later ‘King of Zion,’ in hexameters; ‘Cupid and Psyche’; and ‘Homunculus,’ a satire on the unspirituality of the present age, are worthy his genius. ‘Aspasia’ is an erudite picture of Hellenic life in Pericles’s time. In his latter years he published an autobiography, ‘Stages of my Life Pilgrimage.’